You’ve created your mind blowing website. It’s beautiful. It’s telling your brand’s story perfectly. You did it for free on Squarespace. No one is coming.
When it comes to websites, free isn’t always better. In fact, it’s never better.
Your website may be head turning in the looks department, but if no one sees it then does it even matter? Here are a few things real website designers can help with that free website hosting sites cannot.
Four Reasons to Use a Professional Website Developer
Google crawls websites to see what they’re all about and give users the most relevant results. Schema explains, in code, to Google what each section of your site is about. By providing explicit clues in the coding, you make this easy for Google — upping your chances of being ranked higher in the search results. The right pro is knowledgeable in structured data guidelines, knowing what is required and/or recommended for structured data and Google. Wix isn’t going to have your back on this.
This means that your website is looking fabulous on whatever device the consumer is using to view it on. Laptop, tablet, phone, it needs to be functional on all of them, otherwise, the user will almost automatically head to your competitor’s site. A professional website designer makes sure that isn’t happening.
Your code needs to be done the right way for search engines to collect the data they need quickly and easily. This is important for ranking higher on the results pages. Only a website developer will have full control over this, giving your website and business the best shot at landing on the top SERPs (search engine result pages).
Cool stuff you can’t do on your own
Don’t be limited by a mass-produced template. By creating a website with functionality tailored for your business, a website developer helps with usability, ease of navigation, and just cool extras you can’t do any other way. If users are able to navigate your site easily, they are more likely to use your site to purchase your product. A professional can also create whatever you want for your website. The code is the limit when it comes to features, and you won’t be hindered by your template.
Free always seems like a good idea until taking a closer look. You’re spending time, money, blood, sweat and tears on your business, don’t skimp when it comes to your website and use a free host. There’s a reason it’s free.